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The Definition of - piece (noun)

    noun
    1.
    a separate or limited portion or quantity of something:
    a piece of land; a piece of chocolate.
    2.
    a quantity of some substance or material forming a single mass or body:
    a nice piece of lumber.
    3.
    a more or less definite portion or quantity of a whole:
    to cut a blueberry pie into six pieces.
    4.
    a particular length, as of certain goods prepared for the market:
    cloth sold by the piece.
    5.
    an amount of work forming a single job:
    to be paid by the piece and not by the hour.
    6.
    an example of workmanship, especially of artistic production, as a picture or a statue:
    The museum has some interesting pieces by Picasso.
    7.
    a literary or journalistic composition, usually short, in prose or verse.
    8.
    a literary selection for recitation:
    Each child had a chance to recite a piece.
    9.
    a musical composition.
    10.
    one of the parts that, when assembled, form a whole:
    the pieces of a clock.
    11.
    an individual article of a set or collection:
    a set of dishes containing 100 pieces.
    12.
    Chess, Checkers.
    1. one of the figures, disks, blocks, or the like, of wood, ivory, or other material, used in playing, as on a board or table.
    2. (in chess) a superior man, as distinguished from a pawn:
      to take a rook, a bishop, and other pieces.
    13.
    a token, charm, or amulet:
    a good-luck piece.
    14.
    an individual thing of a particular class or kind:
    a piece of furniture; a piece of drawing paper.
    15.
    an example, specimen, or instance of something:
    a fine piece of workmanship.
    16.
    one of the parts into which a thing is destructively divided or broken; a part, fragment, or shred:
    to tear a letter into pieces.
    17.
    Military.
    1. a soldier's rifle, pistol, etc.
    2. a cannon or other unit of ordnance:
      field piece.
    18.
    a coin:
    a five-cent piece.
    19.
    Midland and Southern U.S. a distance:
    I'm going down the road a piece.
    20.
    Chiefly North Midland U.S. a snack.
    21.
    Also called piece of ass. Slang: Vulgar.
    1. Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a person, usually a woman, considered as a sexual partner:
      He finally got himself a piece of ass.
    2. sexual intercourse:
      He's always looking for piece of ass.
    verb (used with object), pieced, piecing.
    22.
    to mend (a garment, article, etc.) by adding, joining, or applying a piece or pieces; patch.
    23.
    to complete, enlarge, or extend by an added piece or something additional (often followed by out):
    to piece out a library with new books.
    24.
    to make by or as if by joining pieces (often followed by together):
    to piece a quilt; to piece together a musical program.
    25.
    to join together, as pieces or parts:
    to piece together the fragments of a broken dish.
    26.
    to join as a piece or addition to something:
    to piece new wire into the cable.
    27.
    to assemble into a meaningful whole by combining available facts, information, details, etc.:
    He pieced the story together after a lot of effort.
    verb (used without object), pieced, piecing.
    28.
    Chiefly North Midland U.S. to eat small portions of food between meals; snack.
    Idioms
    29.
    give someone a piece of one's mind. mind (def 38).
    30.
    go to pieces,
    1. to break into fragments.
    2. to lose control of oneself; become emotionally or physically upset:
      When he flunked out of medical school he went to pieces.
    31.
    of a piece, of the same kind; harmonious; consistent.
    Also, of one piece.
    32.
    piece of the action. action (def 23).
    33.
    piece of work, an extraordinary person, especially one who has extremely negative qualities:
    She's a nasty piece of work!
    34.
    speak one's piece, to express one's opinion; reveal one's thoughts upon a subject:
    I decided to speak my piece whether they liked it or not.

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